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  1. The problem is the mix feels a bit thin compared to the previous records. Very sparse. Compare it to past records. The thinness and lack of punch of the mix undermines the material and makes it sound limp. Even on songs like In The Evening which is a very strong track. Compare how weakly Page's guitar lines are mixed compared to his earlier stuff or the overall sound balance compared to Kashmir.
  2. I think I've got it: 1) In The Evening 2) South Bound Saurez 3) Carouselambra (Epic Rough Mix) 4) Ozone Baby 5) All My Love 6) Darlene 7) Wearing and Tearing Run time: 41:49 The album starts off epic, and ends on a blistering rocking note. No Hot Dog. No "I'm Gonna Crawl" synthy fluff. We have touches of Jones' experimentation in the mighty Carouselambra, and Robert's beautiful ode to Karac, while keeping three songs that have the old Zeppelin stomp plus a fun goofy track in SBS.
  3. What's the general consensus here on these three tracks? I feel like they're honestly truly classic Zep tracks.
  4. What caused the falling out between Robert, Jimmy and John in the 90s? In the last days of Zeppelin, Robert and JPJ were closer than ever...and then suddenly in the 90s the other two pretended like he didn't exist. Why didn't Robert and Jimmy even give a thought to including John in their Page/Plant thing in the 90s?
  5. All 4 of them were equally irreplaceable. So if Jimmy or Jones passed, they could've gotten say Brian May or someone to fill in or Ray Manzarek, but it would not have been the same. Led Zeppelin was those 4 guys. Jason Bonham is the only acceptable substitute and let's be honest - that's because he was John's son. The only exception I make is if Robert, Jimmy, and John Paul had found an AMAZING drummer on par with Bonzo in the 90s. I think a 90s Zep reunion record with a different drummer *could* have worked. But then it'd still be a different band.
  6. I don't think they were that smug in 1980...They were not the same band they had been back in 1973 or even 1976. Robert was not the Golden God anymore...That died with Karac. I think they would've been the one 'older' band to continue to make great records in the '80s. Think of Queen's career without Hot Space. I can see Wearing and Tearing, Darlene, Ozone Baby etc being dug up for an early 80s album with some more experimental Jonesy numbers. ITTOD was a transition, it wasn't the future. Just as every song on Physical Graffiti didn't copy The Crunge.... At the absolute worst it might've
  7. 1) In The Evening (2015 Deluxe Mix) 2) Darlene 3) All of My Love 4) Fool in the Rain 5) South Bound Saurez 6) Carouselambra (the rougher mixed "The Epic" version) 7) Wearing and Tearing 8) Ozone Baby Issue Hot Dog and I'm Gonna Crawl as B-Sides to In The Evening and Wearing and Tearing. You get a diverse, but still hard hitting album that is the late 70s version of HOTH.
  8. Having seen and listened to stuff from the 1980 tour I have things I've noticed, and would love to discuss: The band not only ditched the elaborate costumes and stage shows that had come to dominate their act and image in the 1970s, but also played a tighter, more taut setlist, bereft of gimmicks and effects. Robert had cut his hair (albeit just a bit) as did Jimmy; John cut his hair completely short. All the guys were now wearing jeans and t-shirts rather than the more elaborate costumes of earlier years. Robert was no longer the Golden God displaying his chest for all the adoring fe
  9. Too many bad memories. Fear of it turning into a toxic money grabbing scene of hangers on like 1977. Personal issues with Jimmy going back to Karac's death. Fear of not being able to live up to past glory. Zeppelin at this point is a LEGEND. Any album that entirely made up of songs on par with Stairway to Heaven or such will be seen as a letdown. You can't compete with legend and mythology. His being embarrassed about the more "juvenile" aspects of Zeppelin. Bonzo being dead. Not being in tune musically with Jimmy and John anymore. The fact that no matter what they'd do the fans would want mor
  10. The Doors and Led Zeppelin are two different beasts entirely so to compare them, or pit them together in a sort of grudge match doesn't really work. It's like comparing alcohol (The Doors) and pot (Led Zeppelin). Both will get you feeling good but in different ways. They were cut from two different cloths and two different scenes despite being similarly inspired by the Blues. Jim Morrison was arguably a more intellectual person than Robert, but he was also more stuck-up as well. He was not a natural performer like Robert was, but he was a more confident lyricist than Robert. Robert would
  11. Anyone have, or could post, the last known picture of the band together (off stage)?
  12. Yeah...She checked and then waited an hour and rechecked. Nothing. i don't think registration is disabled because why would it have allowed both she and I too? I think the site is broken. It can't be both our computers...She has a Mac and I have a PC...
  13. I've listened to some boots/rehearsals of Zep doing 50s music and other bands covers.... Anyone else think it would've been cool to have had Zep do a '50s cover album in say 1974 or so? '50s Nostalgia was big around then and Zep loved a lot of that stuff and I think they could've credibly covered it as a stopgap between Houses and Graffiti, also so they had some 'new product' in 1974 for the fans to enjoy. Something like: 1) Please Don't Tease (Cliff Richard) 2) Love Me/King Creole (Elvis) [medley] 3) Around and Around (Chuck Berry) 4) Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino) 5) Scho
  14. Led Zeppelin is tied with the Stones for me for my all time favorite rock band, and here's why. Both bands had extremely charismatic singers and guitarists; both had great lyrics, melodies and were extremely versatile in their ability to try, and conquer, other sub-genres. While CCR or such might've done roots rock better than Zeppelin, and Yes did Prog better than Zeppelin, Zeppelin has no parallel in terms of being the perfect, most accessible and melodic distillation of those genres. Zeppelin for me as no real rival outside of the Stones. Live they had NO match except for the Stones in 197
  15. What's everyone's favorite Doors LP? Mine is Morrison Hotel.
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